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thought was good for us all. i am honored to be here with american enterprise institute and for me it's like coming to the mac and the promised land and certainly we recognize the great contributions that the american enterprise is given over many years in helping us with the development of policy and understanding of what's taking place particularly here in washington d. c., so thanks for the invitation to come here and speak. we are going to talk about health care today and from a utah perspective, my view of the world when it comes to health care. it's a complicated topic and it's certainly an important topic and i know health care has been on the lips of many, the watercooler topic that it may be. i have heard the story of the four country surgeons in utah talking about health care issue and they got into the conversation of who is the easiest person to operate on? and the one doctor says i can tell you the easiest people to operate on a really mathematicians. when asked why mathematicians come to when you open them up and take them apart all of their parts are numbered so it's ve
there in that video this morning. they have the capability to be held and used to produce rapid fire. i asked a question on month ago, what purpose does serve in civilians hands are on the street. i haven't received an answer yet but they did blurt the second amendment. 2nd amendment. it wasn't about the 2nd amendment. i defend the second amendment. and i want to see that upheld and regulated and it hasn't been. when that was written on most 300 years ago we didn't have the weapons we have today in the technology. they had muskets and cannons. i think it was 1934 when the ban was put on machine guns, the regulation. we haven't had a mass killing with a machine gun since. i feel these so-called assault weapons that have certain characteristics should fall in that category and be banned. >> thank you mr. heslin, thank you very much. at one point steinbeck had to write a small paragraph that said basically, people are asking what happened. this was after his wife joined him in seattle and when he says we get is not charlie and john. and somebody must have said tim hey where's charlie? yes disapp
. testified about the attack thon u.s. consulate in benghazi, libarch that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. the pentagon never received the request from the state academy for security, and did not have the resources to get support on the ground in time to thwart the attackers. leon panetta is stepping down. this hearing is four hours and 15 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today the committee welcomes secretary of defense, leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. to testify about the department of defense's response the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya, last year. and the findings of its internal review following that attack, including lessons learned from benghazi. we will be receiving testimony next tuesday morning on the impact of sequestration and/or a full-year continuing resolution on the department of defense witnesses. there will be department secretary of defense, the comp driller and the joint chiefs of staff. i hope
reconstruction, john sopko delivered a report on you for spending so far show in the u.s. government spent over $7 million on a largely unused building. his remarks from the center for strategic and international studies in washington d.c. rfid the minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. thanks for coming today. my name name is robert laman and director of the program in crisis conflict and cooperation here at csis. welcome. it is my pleasure today to be hosting john sopko who is the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction known by the acronym sigar. mr. sopko has been a state and federal prosecutor. he has been congressional counsel, senior federal government adviser. he has been the chief counsel for oversight and investigation for the house committee on energy and commerce and has also been on the chief oversight counsel for homeland security. and under then senator sam nunn, he was on the senate subcommittee for investigation staff. he has worked at commerce at the justice department, at the state and federal level and today he is the special inspector general f
to be commander u.s. central command and general david rodriguez u.s. army to be nominated to be commander of the u.s. africa command. these two combatant commands centcom and africom are the centers of gravity for our military's operations to counter the threat of terrorism. oath nominees have served our country with distinction and i want to thank each of you for your decades of military service and your willingness to serve once again. i understand that general austin 's wife charlene and general rodriguez' wife jen air with us this morning and i want to a knowledge them and thank them for their sacrifices, their support to our nominees throughout the years which is so essential to the success of our nominees and as is the committee's tradition are nominees are invited to introduce any family members or friends who may be with them this morning with their opening remarks. if confirmed general austin will assume command of centcom during it critical transition. not for military operations in afghanistan. in the coming months afghan forces will assume the lead responsibility for providing
. [laughter] was marriage offers us all is a lifelong partner to share our journey, a loving, stable relationship to strength a nice and a mutual support throughout our lives. i believe this is something that should be embraced by more couples, feeling, love and commitment is no difference between same-sex couples and opposite not couples. this enables society to recognize that commitment in the same way through marriage. parliament should value people equally and a lot and enabling same-sex couples to marry removes the current differentiation and distinction. there's no single view on equal marriage from religious organization. some are deeply opposed, others tell us they see this as an opportunity to take that to a wider community. [inaudible] >> will the right honorable lady give a guarantee that if this bill becomes law, no religious denomination, no place of worship, no clergymen or equivalent in other religions will be forced by legal action in the chorus or the community to carry out weddings without their wishes? >> the honorable judge gimenez preempted the later parts of my
. [laughter] >> nine-zip, you know. now, as some of you know, as doug said, we worked noth the u.s. attorney's office, but the notion i was his boss is a complete joke. but it's always a privilege to be with him today, and it's a privilege actually to be included in this important annual meeting. i'd particularly like to welcome this organization's newest members. 11 state attorneys general who are participating for the first time and i'd like to recognize and thank all the good friends and colleagues here today. thank you for lending your time, you diverse perspectives and your talent to this association's critical work. over the past four years i've been fortunate to work with many of the leaders in the room to confront range of criminal justice, law enforcement, and national security challenges. alongside my colleagues and court parts in the obama administration, including vice president biden, director cordray, and associate attorney general tony west, all of whom you're hearing from this week. we have accomplished, i think, a great deal working together with you across state boundaries
out of it and we don't solve any problem and gave politics are just as bad for us in the next 10 years. >> quite frankly don't trust congress so if congress can't make the contracts, the first thing that will come down is who will be high-skilled or -- if the was enforcement only and they said oh yeah by the way we are definitely going to do a low-skilled thing of future and do high-skilled i wouldn't support the enforcement only because i don't trust them. i think they will stop after stop after that about this over the last couple of years when they did these peaceful approach is a lot of them failed. the immigration act that moved the countries of origin toward a green card, greenlaw stopped in the house. had stopped after it passed in the house. unfortunately there is a political strategy going on now. i personally think it only matters if it's if it's a road to an and i think that's always going the way it's going now. >> without, thank you all for coming. there will be orders for drinks in the lobbies if you want to come back. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conve
," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps
to be the u.s. attorney's office in the country if others are here from other u.s. attorneys offices, we apologize for her superiority. [laughter] , down. i am a leader sam sali get that all the time. she joins the faculty at ohio state university in 1995 and was awarded tenure in 1999 and promoted to full professor in 2002. her primary search focuses on the area of the criminal law procedure and she is published widely in overall ayittey of journalists and places where her ideas about critical, legal and social matters have certainly been expressed. so i'm going to have the professor davies come to the podium and share with us for about 12 or so minutes about her ideas about our topic today. she will lay the groundwork on the bias and the implicit racism so that legislators and the rest of us can better understand how it manifests itself in the racism and the systemic discrimination that we've been talking about already and help people can act against their conscience principles and values. you think you are doing one thing clean and clear and the individual attribution of good things t
that is facing us, our children, and theirs, and our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us in actually tackling the big problems facing this country. but today i'd like to focus on what lies beyond the fiscal debate. and over the next two years, our house majority will pursue an agenda that is based on a shared vision of creating the conditions of health, happiness, and prosperity, for more americans and their families. and to restrain washington from interfering in those pursuits. we'll advance proposals aimed at producing results in areas like education, health health, innovation, and job growth. our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family, and accountability in government. our goal is to ensure that every american has a fair shot to earn success and achieve their dreams. it's my hope that i can stand before you two years from now and report you that our side, as well as the president's, found within us the ability to set differences aside in order to provide relief to so ma
who are going to join us upstairs we'll do so after this. thank you very much. thank you. you can join us upstairs for -- [inaudible] see you in a few minutes afterwards. thank you. >> we'll have more live coverage tomorrow. john kerry will be at the university of virginia what he is calling a major foreign policy speech since becoming secretary of state. you can see live coverage at 11:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. and the council on foreign relations hosts assistant secretary of state frederick barton on conflict resolution. that will be on c-span in the afternoon at 1230 eastern. [inaudible] >> the communism of china basically is communism in name only these days and it preserved the power of the members of communist party but they basically threw most ideology aside when deng chow ping opened it up to become a capitalist haven. the come nifl in china, they talk at great length at party conferences about marxism and leninism. it is all about preserving the party's power economically as the country continues to grow because they threw aside most vestiges of communism a long time ago. in
reviewed yesterday in "the wall street journal." this particular collection, the whitehead papers, gives us all gathered here today much pride. under the leadership of librarian of congress j. h. billington and with great assistance from chief of the manuscript division and his extraordinary staff, allen koltai tom studs and janice ruse, dr. whitehead, tom's widow has developed a web site containing digitized copies of much of the collection. knowing that there are jams her to be discovered by future generations, she has explored the last and most effective ways to organize the materials and use the semantic descriptions of specific items to assist those who will mind these riches in the years to come. the web site also provides links to other collections containing relevant materials produced by others or by tom's own hand, memos given to others in the course of communication and thus becoming part of their history but where everything will be connected. we are celebrating these new collaborations of all kinds that can only benefit the quest of knowledge. the library of congress is all abo
not to pay those bills, it would be like any of us getting up after having gone on about things on a credit card and say we've got those things, but we're not going to pay for them. in every sense those obligations has been voted on previously by congress over the years, which is why people say so clearly, don't mess around with the public debt in the u.s. senate because he would have a negative impact on our economy and the world economy. tom mentioned that nobody is suggesting we not pay the public debt. that qualification is important here because earlier the numbers used for the u.s. over $16 trillion, which was the entire data. the public debt is a little over $11 trillion. there are many of our republican colleagues who have said it's okay for the united states to default on its other nonpublic obligations. and they said that's why they're not going to raise the dead skin because the president will prioritize, pay the bond holders, but it's okay if that means he has to put pressure by not pay another obligations, which includes social security, medicare, payments to troops and other k
will be greater, that you will have less flexibility to use tax and spending policies to respond to unexpected challenges like a recession or a war and that there will be a heightened risk of a fiscal crisis in which the government would be unable to borrow at affordable interest rates. second, debt would be the margin of current laws were modified to delay or undo certain schedule changes in policies. for example if lawmakers eliminate the automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect in march if they prevent a sharp reduction scheduled to occur next january and extended the tax provisions scheduled to expire and if no offsetting changes are made, then budget deficits will be substantially larger than our baseline projections and debt held by the public would raise 280% of gdp rather than a 77% under current law. third, debt might also be larger in our project -- projections because the original gap would reduce such spending to just 5.8% of gdp in 20203 a smaller share than for any year in the past 15. because the allocation of discretionary funding is determined as you know your annual a
are doing everything we can within the limits that the sequester gives us but as i was mentioning earlier if you have 5000 fewer border control agents you have 5000 fewer agents -- >> there will be more illegal immigrants coming in and it radar threat that terrorists could launch an attack? >> we spent the last four years with the congress putting regular amounts of personnel down to the southwest border and i know that border really well. i mean, i was the u.s. attorney in arizona and i'm from new mexico originally. i have worked that border my whole life and that border now is as secure in the last two decades. it doesn't mean we don't have more to do. there is always more to do but it's in been an unprecedented and historic effort and now because of a budget impasse, you have to begin to look at rolling back those agents and slowing hiring and getting rid of overtime which we use a lot between the ports of entry. that will have a real impact. >> just a few months ago governor jindal from louisiana was outside and he accused the president of trying to scare people. can you say for the r
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